The Era of Not Quite by Douglas Watson
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The Era of Not Quite is chock-a-block with deaths, births, sea and land voyages, excursions to the library, philosophical asides, and things like wolves. People fall in and out of love, walk in and out of buildings, take two steps forward and two steps back. Futility is a theme of the book, but so is the necessity of trying.

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Douglas Watson is the winner of the first annual BOA Short Fiction Prize. He holds an MFA in creative writing from Ohio State University and an MA in history from Brown University. He works at TIME magazine and has also done editorial work at Sports Illustrated, The Journal, and two academic journals, The New England Quarterly and Current History. Stories from The Era of Not Quite have appeared in Tin House (online), Sou'Wester, and Fifty-Two Stories.
Published April 19, 2013 by BOA Editions Ltd.. 160 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In his debut collection of stories, Watson offers allegories that plumb the contradictions of reading, writing, and human desire. Many of the 23 stories have the lilt of fairy tales gone awry, as in “

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